Betty Jones came to the fledgling Waldorf School of the Monterey Peninsula in 1986 as the founding kindergarten teacher.

Her years of experience working with young children was a blessed gift to the idealistic, energetic families who had formed to birth a Waldorf school in Monterey County, California. Her depth of knowledge of anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner, her playful, loving and artistic nature were an essential foundation stone for our school.

I am eternally grateful for Betty’s gifts, friendship and the imprint she made on not only my own children’s development, but that of so many children whose lives she has touched over the years during her tenure as an educator. Waldorf education is now offered to the children of Monterey County through the public domain as the Monterey Bay Charter School.

— Janie Rommel-Eichorn, MA, Founding Parent and Board President Waldorf School of the Monterey Peninsula 1986–88, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist